I’ve been having so much fun lately making handmade flowers and I want to dive into this medium and experiment and create more for my home, for parties, and for other projects.
Long ago I was able to carve out Fridays as my creative day. I tried to get all my work done during the rest of the week so I could spend Fridays crafting, creating, decorating, blogging, and all things that are fun and creative. Playing around with this idea made me work harder and smarter during the week so I could take a day “off” to play. I was able to make it happen for a few months a few years back, and it was so gratifying, but though I keep trying to make creative Fridays work, I haven’t been able to make it happen with any consistency for quite some time. Now I just try to find moments here and there to create and craft items. I have been trying to bring creative Fridays back into my life. Maybe I’ll try to share some Fridays here to motivate me to make them happen, or maybe when the remodel is finished it will be easier, one can hope.
With these handmade flowers I have stuck with this rosette style of flower, they are easy and fun to make. They don’t take a lot of precision and they turn out so pretty every time. I’m loving whites and creams, yellows and orange, and tans and cognac. The stems I purchase in the floral section of the craft store. I buy the super skinny stems because they are easy to manipulate and look more realistic. I use low heat hot glue and scissors and cut and glue and they all come together quite simply. I’ve mostly made bouquets and put them in white thrifted vases, sometimes on their own and sometimes with some faux greenery sprigs. I’ve also used them for flat lays and banners. I love adding something handmade to my home, something unique and fun and inexpensive.
I’ve had so much fun working on the 100 day project this year, cross stitching a little something each day has been a lovely experiment in creating something small each day and watching the collecting build up. It has been a great way to bring in something creative during this stressful remodel of ours. Imagining what I may do in the future with another 100 day project has been exciting, what could I build in 100 days of small creative experiments. I have ideas brewing away and paper and flowers are definitely on the mind and in the mix of future projects.